It’s way too hot in Texas to do much of anything outside right now. It’s been 105ºF with the heat index each day this week and the weekend will be even hotter. That means if you want to go out hunting Pokémon, you better do it at night when it’s a cooler 80ºF, but you’ll still enjoy the lovely 98% humidity.
E3 starts in a couple of weeks, which means new games will be announced, and leaks about those games will pop up online until the event starts. Webcomic creator Brian Lee decided to poke fun at such leaks and the Web’s appetite for them by creating a website that randomly generates a schedule for Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event featuring non-existent games.
Brian’s website makes up hilarious video game titles by combining random words with Nintendo titles, then presents them on an official-looking document.
Earlier this year we checked out a pair of 3D printers modified to scan, replicate and then destroy an object. The idea is to preserve a product’s rarity – and thus its value – in the age of 3D printing.
A picture speaks a thousand words, but what about emoji? You’ve probably used a handful of these already if you’re on social media or if you use instant messaging apps. They’re basically smiley faces and a range of other expressions along with random but common objects, like fireworks, a bouquet, a bowl of ramen, and yes, even poop.
Most publishers are going the digital route these days, from newspapers and magazines to tabloids, and books. While you can still get them in print, some publishers have chosen to make their content available exclusively on a digital platform.
Unlike Stevie Wonder’s hit song Part Time Lover which was about, well, part-time lovers, this dating site called Part Time Love is all about helping people find their match, minus the pressure. It offers an unusual service that stays true to the name of the site: matchmaking for people who are looking for relationships without the usual strings attached.
Distance learning isn’t as easy as it seems. It seems like I discovered Appear.in a tad too late because I’m just a few semesters away from graduating with my Master’s degree, but you might find this service useful.
There are a lot of apps that make use of information that people have posted on their public social network profiles. For example, there’s Hell is Other People, which is an app that helps anti-social people avoid other people by utilizing other users’ check-in data.
Social media plays a big part in people’s lives these days. Not just in their personal lives, but also in what they do for a living as well. If you’re one of those people, then you might be interested in the social media-themed business card generators by Stephen Ou.
Sometimes, bookmarking a website just isn’t enough. A permanent copy is different from a physical copy, so printing the page just isn’t the same as actually saving it. Of course, you could also choose to save the entire page with all the elements on your computer, but if you plan to do that with a lot of pages, then that could turn into a confusing mess of files and folders pretty quickly.
When I first heard of Facebook, Friendster was still all the rage. I didn’t care much for it and only went online on Facebook because somebody gave me these virtual pets that you were supposed to take care of.